FARMING ORGANIZATIONS WITH COVER CROP EXPERTISE
This list is for information purposes only. Inclusion does not imply endorsement, nor is criticism implied of organizations not mentioned. Note: CC denotes cover crop(s) or cover cropping.
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
P. O. Box 1745
Easton, MD 21601
CC in organic & sustainable farming systems; consulting & implementation in mid-shore Md area as they relate to farming & wildlife
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
P. O. Box 419
114 W. Main St.
Millheim, PA 16854
on farm CC demonstrations
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1535 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
CC for fresh market vegetable production; relevant publication “Grower to grower: Creating a livelihood on a fresh market vegetable farm” available on website.
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
1220 Potter Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
CTIC is a trusted, reliable source for information & technology about conservation in agriculture
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Iowa State University
209 Curtiss Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1050
support research, demos, education projects in Iowa on CC systems
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
P. O. Box 194
100 1 Ave. SW
Lamoure, ND 58458-0194
CC systems for organic/sustainable farmers
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA)
P. O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702
ATTRA is a leading information source for farmers & extension agents thinking about sustainable farming practices
Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization ECHO
17391 Durrance Rd.
North Ft. Myers, FL 33917
provides technical information & seeds of tropical cover crops; maintains demonstration plots on the farm of many of the most important tropical cover crops.
The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture Inc.
P. O. Box 588
South Poteau, OK 74953
CC systems demonstrations & research
Texas Organic Growers Association
P. O. Box 15211
Austin, TX 78761
TOGA is helping to make organic agriculture viable in Texas & offers a quarterly periodical.
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
University of California
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Facilitates the training of organic farmers & gardeners, with practical hands-on & academic training
Small Farm Center
University of California
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
serves as a clearinghouse for questions from farmers, marketers, farm advisors, trade associations, government officials & agencies, & the academic community
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
- Benefits of Cover Crops
- Selecting the Best Cover Crops for Your Farm
- Building Soil Fertility and Tilth with Cover Crops
- Managing Pests with Cover Crops
- Crop Rotation with Cover Crops
- Managing Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems
- Introduction to Charts
- Nonlegume Cover Crops